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Knee Pain – When do I need a Knee Pain Doctor?

HARVARD TRAINED PAIN DOCTORS | VOTED #1 PAIN CENTER | PAIN TREATMENT SPECIALISTS

What causes knee pain?

Since there are so many different causes for knee pain, there are also just as many different treatments. Knee pain can be as a result of injuries, mechanical problems, arthritis and other issues. Knee pain is also impacted by complicating matters, such as weight, your exercise regime, and demands of your work. An expert at a  Pain Treatment Specialists Center can fully explain each of these conditions and possible solutions to you.

Injuries: Your knee is one of the most complicated joints in your body. It is composed of bone such as the kneecap, as well as ligaments, tendons and fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that surround your knee joint. Any of these physical components can sustain an injury through an accident, repeated stress or poor health conditions. Some types of injuries are labeled  as ACL injury, torn meniscus, a fracture (of a bone), knee bursitis and patellar tendinitis. The one standard feature is that they are all painful.

Mechanical Problems: With these problems, part of the knee moves into a position that causes pain. For example,  a dislocated kneecap needs to be returned to its original location.

Arthritis: There are more than 100 types of arthritis, but the following are the most common: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, pseudogout, and septic arthritis. Each of these types has a specific treatment

Other issues:  Another typical problem is called patellofemoral syndrome. Pain can occur between the patella and thighbone due to unusual gait in youth, in athletes or older adults who may have had arthritis. In all of these situations, the individual may have been initially  compensating for the pain that is now causing extra stress on the knees.

Complicating Factors: Excess weight, stress from sport or employment activities, lack of flexibility and previous injuries can all increase the amount of pain you feel.

What can I do about knee pain?

Pain Treatment Specialists Center determine the underlying causes. Once the reason is understood, you can move forward with the most suitable treatment.

What can I do to relieve the pain myself?

Take a good look at the circumstances of your life. In the short term, you may decide to treat any swelling by applying a cold pack and elevating your leg. You may want to take a break from any repeated activity that causes you pain. Some people find relief by using a brace, especially for any physical exertion. If you are overweight, consider losing those extra pounds.

When should I seek medical help from a pain doctor NY or a pain doctor NJ?

You may be able to relieve some of the pain through home care methods, but you should definitely seek immediate professional help  from a Pain Treatment Specialists Center if you

  • experience redness accompanying the swelling of your knee and you have a fever
  • encounter marked swelling in the area of your knee
  • can’t stand and put your full weight on your knee
  • cannot walk without fear of your knee giving out
  • cannot extend your leg fully
  • notice that the area has a large bump or swelling

 

What types of doctors treat knee pain?

Many types of medical specialists can take care of your problem: a chiropractor, orthopedic surgeon, physiatrist and a dedicated knee pain doctor. But the most critical step in treatment is that you act as soon as you experience discomfort so that you are not aggravating the situation. Each of the doctors may have a variety of solutions, related to their specialty. If you understand the cause of your pain, you may be able to ascertain which type to see, but if you are uncertain of the underlying cause, you most likely want to seek the expertise of a dedicated knee pain doctor who will take the time to make a thorough analysis of your situation. It is possible to avoid taking narcotics or suffering the pain and inconvenience of surgery.

 

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How will a dedicated knee pain doctor help me?

First and foremost, this specialist will determine the underlying factors that are giving you this chronic pain. From this starting point, they will recommend any number of treatments that will provide you with a customized plan specific for your condition. Hopefully, through the most modern treatment regimens, you will be able to avoid surgery or narcotics to relieve the pain. Some of the contemporary treatments include knee injections with several different types of medicine including medicine that provides pain relief and helps with long term knee healing. Each of these procedures will be explained entirely by the well-qualified doctors at the Pain Treatment Specialists Center. Some other doctors treat pain by prescribing narcotics for relief, but the goal of the clinic is to provide you with comfort without resorting to the type of medications that treat the symptoms but not the root cause. Relief of pain is paramount to a speedy recovery, but it does not always demand the use of narcotics which have many other severe negative consequences. It is possible to avoid the complications of surgery as well.

Where can I find this type of assistance?

You can locate a knee pain doctor New York or a knee pain doctor New Jersey at a Pain Treatment Specialists Center. These clinics focus on treating your pain in the least intrusive manner without the unnecessary use of narcotics or surgery. Why not seek out a treatment focuses on the center of the pain first?

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Scheduling a consultation with one of our pain treatment specialists is one of the best ways to determine the proper solution for pain relief.

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Dr. George Hanna

Harvard Medical School | NY & NJ Pain Specialist

Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist and double Certified in anesthesiology, as well as interventional pain management and pain medicine.

Dr. Hanna received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed anesthesiology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School and a pain management fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hanna was then appointed Clinical Instructor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School – training new graduates for over 3 years in anesthesiology and pain management techniques at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

Harvard Medical School | NY & NJ Pain Specialist

Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Michael completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School.

During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Michael was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award. After graduating, Dr. Michael taught for two years at Harvard – training new graduates on the latest modern advances in interventional pain management for multiple pain ailments.

You can book a consultation with Dr. Michael at our Pain Treatment Center in New York or NJ.

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Dr. Shane J. Volney

Harvard Medical School | NY Pain Specialist

Dr. Volney is passionately devoted to improving the quality of life of his patients through a unique, balanced approach to pain relief treatment. Understanding the major impact of pain on an individual’s energy, sleep, mood, relationships, and general well-being.

Dr. Volney is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is currently seeing patients at our Pain Treatment Centers in New Jersey and New York City. Most pain treatments are covered by all major medical insurances and Medicare.

Dr. Volney

Dr. Laura Lombardi

Harvard Medical School | New Jersey Pain Specialist

Dr. Lombardi is double board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. She specializes in the treatment of back, neck, and joint pain. By using a range of minimally invasive modalities as well as advanced procedures, she helps patients achieve a pain free life without the need for complicated surgeries. 

Dr. Lombardi will be offering her pain treatment services in Clifton, New Jersey. 

Dr. Lombardi

George
Hanna MD

Harvard Medical School

Director of Pain Management

Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist and Double Board Certified in anesthesiology and pain management medicine. Dr. Hanna is currently available at Pain Treatment Specialists in Manhattan and Clifton, NJ. He is now accepting most major medical insurances, including Medicare.

Shane J.
Volney MD

Harvard Medical School

NY & NJ PAIN SPECIALIST

Dr. Volney is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is currently seeing patients at our Pain Treatment Center in Manhattan and Clifton, New Jersey. Most pain treatments are covered by all major medical insurances and Medicare.

Michael
Nguyen MD

Harvard Medical School

NY & NJ Pain Specialist

Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Nguyen was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award.

Laura
Lombardi MD

Harvard Medical School

NJ PAIN SPECIALIST

Dr. Lombardi specializes in the treatment of back, neck, and joint pain. By using a range of minimally invasive modalities as well as advanced procedures, she helps patients achieve a pain free life without the need for surgery. Dr. Lombardi will be offering her pain treatment services in Clifton, New Jersey.

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